Do you really want a radio base station on a piece of local green space?

Some of you will have received a letter dated 14 June on behalf of Cornerstone,  a leading UK mobile infrastructure company.

Cornerstone wish to issue a planning application to erect a radio base station on the grass planted area outside 71 Addiscombe Road.    This would involve the installation of a 20m monopole supporting 6 antennae,  plus a cabinet and ancillary works.   Cornerstone state that this would provide the neighbourhood with improved 3G,  4G and 5G coverage.

This grass planted area is home to a variety of wildlife which contributes valuably to biodiversity in our community.   It is home to the tree which the community planted in 2017 in memory of Joan Pick,  the remarkable Park Hill resident who for the last 45 years of her life did not use – either in her home or as a form of travel – any carbon-depleting form of energy,  and was recognisable to all as “the running lady” because she literally ran to and from her every destination.

You have until 28 June to email your views to michael.griffin@waldontelecom.com,  who is seeking to take into account public opinion before making an application to erect the mast.

If Cornerstone choose to submit an application,  I shall of course inform local residents as soon as I can of this threat to our green space so that you can make your views clear to the planning authority.

Jerry Fitzpatrick 

Councillor for Addiscombe West 

jerryfitzmsp@gmail.com

6 Blake Road,  CR0 6UH

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